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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    S Korean activists float anti-Pyongyang packages across border

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 02:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paju, South Korea S Korean activists float packages across border South Korean activists launched thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border yesterday, despite past North Korean threats to shell the "human scum" involved. Packages floated over the heavily militarised border by balloon also contained 1,000 ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea accuses US of being ‘hell-bent on regime change’

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 02:27pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... the border by the North, calling them crude and decidedly low-tech. Both drones crashed in South Korea.   ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires rockets from multiple launchers in show of force

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... facilities far south of the border. Its troops have increased vigilance following a series of North Korean missile test-launches that drew condemnation from South Korea and the United States. ... with a sharp and unusually protracted surge in military tensions that saw the North issuing apocalyptic threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. By contrast, this year’s drills began as cross-border ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean military defends missile tests

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:03pm by AFP

    ... over the drills and the North’s missile tests, cross-border ties are currently enjoying an upswing. The two Koreas recently held the first reunion for more than three years of families divided by the Korean war – an event that raised hopes of greater cross-border co-operation. The KPA statement was released just hours after the South made a formal request for talks next week aimed ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    South Korean missionary arrested in North makes ‘confession’

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... that he was Kim Jeong-wook, 50, a Baptist evangelist who for seven years had been providing shelter and food to North Koreans living in China’s northeastern border city of Dandong. Fellow activists said he had crossed the Yalu border river in October to establish the whereabouts of some North Korean refugees who had been arrested in Dandong by Chinese authorities and repatriated. ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Separated Korean families hold tearful final farewells as reunions come to an end

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France Press in Seoul

    ... and hopes for the future The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families on Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants ... across the border. As the time for parting ways drew near, the atmosphere became more heated, punctuated by bursts of crying. After boarding their coaches, the departing South Koreans waved ...

  7. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing rejects UN’s ‘unreasonable’ criticism in North Korea report

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... Korean migrants Hua Chunying Asked why China blocked UN investigators from going to the North Korean border, across which many North Koreans cross illegally, Hua said she could not comment ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea atrocities exposed, but experts sceptical on international action

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... her way across the border with China and eventually made it to Seoul in 2003, where she works as a dance teacher and lectures on life in North Korea. “My heart still aches and I still wake up ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    1,500 North Koreans escaped to South in 2013: Seoul ministry

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... said. Under Kim Jong-un, the isolated state tightened border security and stepped up diplomatic campaigns to have refugees hiding in China repatriated. The majority of refugees secretly cross the border to China before travelling to a neighbouring Southeast Asian country, where they arrange to fly on to Seoul for resettlement. China- the North’s sole major ally- typically considers them ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US activist Jesse Jackson 'wrote letter' to Kim Jong-un urging talks for Bae's release

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:00am by AP and AFP

    ... leading a tour group into a North Korean economic zone. The North accused Bae of smuggling in inflammatory litreature and trying to establish a base for anti-government activities at a border city ...




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